The Cameron School of Business, established in 1980, was finally able to properly celebrate its 40th birthday on April 16 with a symposium and a dinner, giving alumni the opportunity to return to the “classroom” with some of their best professors, and catch up with fellow alumni of the school while sharing their business success. What an opportunity for networking it was!
More than 400 were in attendance at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham in Spring Branch for the outdoor gathering. Guests had an opportunity to hear from four Cameron School professors on the topics of negotiating with yourself; good branding and bad drivers; economic and financial forecast post pandemic; and lastly, adapting in the age of unreason what we learn from options market.
Following the symposium, Holy Mass was celebrated by Bishop Steven J. Lopes, chaplain of the Cameron School of Business Advisory Board, whose homily focused on faith and reason in authentic Catholic education. Afterwards, a formal outdoor dinner on the Cathedral grounds was enjoyed under a beautiful tent setting. Bishop Lopes is the first bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, a structure equivalent to a diocese for the Roman Catholics in the United States and Canada, nurtured in the Anglican tradition.
Dean Mario Enzler, who joined UST in 2020, greeted guests at the event. “Welcome back! We are celebrating our birthday by honoring our students,” he said. Enzler also told guests about new developments at Cameron that include a new Master in Business for non-business majors, a new Master in Ecclesial Administration and Management for clergy, and a new minor in Professional Selling and Sales Management. He also announced that a new Master in Health Care Administration and a new associate degree in General Business are also in the works, the latter in collaboration with The Kolbe School of Innovation and Professional Studies.
“It is a Catholic university that now offers a general business degree,” he said. “The degree will emphasize Catholic social teaching for business and thus fulfills the mission of our University.”